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Dear Colleagues,

New England Archivists (NEA) is excited to announce that registration for the Spring 2014 Meeting is now open! Join us March 20-22 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for great programs, workshops, thought-provoking sessions, and a “Jeopardy” tournament. In this E-mail you will find pertinent information about registration, lodging, and what to look forward to at Spring 2014.

Early-bird: now-February 17
Advance: February 18 – March 14
On site: March 15-22

For detailed pricing information and to register online, click here. To be eligible for the NEA-Member Registration Rate, please make sure you’ve renewed your membership. Remember: you can always check your status and renew online.

If you have any questions about the registration process, contact Emily Tordo, NEA Registrar at [log in to unmask]. Any questions about membership renewal, contact Kristine M. Sjostedt, Membership Secretary at [log in to unmask].

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside  
250 Market Street 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
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(603) 431-2300

Room rate $125 available until February 24th (subject to availability.), using this code: New England Archivists 2014 QYND6W2WZTY (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser):

Spring 2014 will feature two plenary speakers: Vivek Bald and Ian MacKaye.

Ian MacKaye (Friday, March 21) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer best known for being the frontman of influential punk bands like Minor Threat, Fugazi, and The Evens. Currently he is working to personally preserve recordings of all of Fugazi’s 1,000+ shows. He is also trying to preserve the cassette recordings of his grandmother who wrote a marriage counseling column for Ladies Home Journal. Read more about MacKaye's audio-archiving work.

Vivek Bald (Saturday, March 22) is a scholar and filmmaker whose documentary, In Search of Bengali Harlem has spurred a related book and website. The website is part of Bald’s ongoing project to document the histories of two little-known groups of early South Asian migrants to the United States. Both were groups of Muslim men, predominantly from the region of Bengal, who entered the U.S. between the 1880s and the 1940s. 

The sessions on Friday and Saturday cover a wide range of topics and formats such as a roundtable discussion on the Boston Bombing Digital Archives, working with students in archives, collaborating with non-archivists, and how best to provide access to moving image and sound archives.

The “Jeopardy” tournament on Friday will test your knowledge of the profession, repositories all over New England, and fun historical facts. Players will compete for bragging rights and cool prizes by answering questions from NEA’s own Alex Trebek, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall. Details on how to participate are coming soon. 

View the full schedule to begin your own planning for Spring 2014

If you have any questions regarding the NEA Spring 2014 Meeting, please contact Kelli Bogan, Spring 2014 Program Committee Chair, at [log in to unmask].

Look forward to seeing you in Portsmouth!
New England Archivists
Communications Committee